Schoolís back for 2020! That means the big kids are starting a brand new year, and the little kids get mum or dad all to themselves once again!
Champs at Play is located in the Champion Lakes Christian Church Building. It has a large cafe and rest area, a separate room for school holiday activities and a designated baby area, plus a toddler area.
My two daughters, aged 2 and 4, had a lot of fun whizzing around the above-ground bike track, which is located within the multi level play structure. Itís fully fenced off and gives the kids views of the play centre as they zoom around. There are bikes that are suitable for younger children, such as my 2-year-old.
In the play structure, there are plenty of padded surfaces, rope ladders to climb, tunnels and steps, plus a ball pit and slides. There are video games to play for older kids aged 8 and over.
The toddler area has a ball pit, padded surfaces, Little Tikes style housing and small slide. If you canít find your children, be sure to check the trampoline or bouncy castle.
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The baby area is suitable for children aged under 2. It is fully fenced, so the babies not only canít escape, but the bigger kids canít get in. There are endless toys to play with, so donít worry about your little one getting bored. This section even has a little climbing structure for older babies.
The cafe serves a range of hot and cold drinks, plus small meals and snacks. There are cakes, muffins and slices to choose from, or you can pick from the menu, which also has a selection of kidsí meals.
There are plenty of places to sit, although the seats closest to the play structure get snapped up first (donít they always?) There is also lots of space to park the pram.
The opening hours are limited during school terms, with the centre open 9am to 2pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. It is closed from Sunday to Tuesday.
During school holidays, however, Champs is open Monday to Saturday between 9am and 4pm. The cost of entry during school holidays also includes a fun activity!
The entry fees are as follows:
Weekdays during school term:
Ages 0-1 $1
Ages 1-4 $7.50
Ages 5-12 $9
Weekends/school holidays/public holidays:
Ages 0-1 $1
Ages 1-4 $8.50
Ages 5-12 $11
Like the majority of play centres, Champs at Play can host a birthday party in one of their themed party rooms. Party packages include a dedicated host and unlimited play.
Champs at Play is a great little play centre, with preschoolers and young school children probably getting the most fun out of their time there. If youíd like to read about some other play centres around Perth, read on here.
Essential Information Champs at Play
30 Brant Road, Kelmscott
Opening hours: School terms - 9am to 2pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. Closed from Sunday to Tuesday.
Opening hours: Weekends/School holidays/Public Holidays - 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday